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Secret Plan To Quit Iraq
A leaked document supposedly written by Defence Secretary John Reid for Tony Blair, describes a large reduction in both U.K. and U.S. forces in Iraq by early 2006. By Simon Walters (The Mail on Sunda... Read More...


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Attacks Bear Earmarks Of Evolving Al Qaeda
The authors discuss the traits of an al Qaeda attack evident in the London bombings. They also examine this attack as an indication of a more decentralized al Qaeda organization. By Steve Coll and S... Read More...


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Securing terror target No. 1
This article discusses the efforts by the U.S. military to protect critical oil terminals in the Persian Gulf. Protection of these terminals will be turned over to Iraqi Marine forces by early 2006. ... Read More...


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Marines playing vital role in training Georgian soldiers
This article describes the program in which U.S. Marines train and equip members of the Georgian Army that will soon be deployed to Iraq. By Russ Rizzo (European and Pacific Stars & Stripes, 04 Jul 2... Read More...


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The Metrics of Success in Iraq
Under a little-noticed provision of the defense spending bill passed by Congress in May, Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld has until July 11 to send Capitol Hill a "comprehensive set of performance indic... Read More...


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Five Ways to Win Back Iraq
Pollack differentiates the situation in Iraq from both Afghanistan and Vietnam. By Kenneth M. Pollack. (New York Times, 7/2/2005 Read More...


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Iraq’s Botched Currency Reform
Discusses Iraq's monetary reforms. By Steve Hanke and Matt Sekerke. (Cato Institute 2/2004) Read More...


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Upcoming Iraqi Election Foretells Stillborn Democracy
Discusses the topics of Democracy and Iraq, and shows how they will be soon interrelated. By Patrick Basham. (Cato Institute 9/30/2004) Read More...


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Five Ways to Win Back Iraq
The director of research at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution criticizes how the United States is handling Iraq's insurgency and proposes a five-point strategy on ho... Read More...


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To Hasten Iraq Democracy, Put Wells in People's Hands
Discusses the issue of Democratization of Iraq. By Ronald D. Rotunda. (Cato Institute 3/14/2004) Read More...


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Wisest Move: Leave soon
Discusses several reasons for the US to leave Iraq. By Christopher Preble. (Cato Institute 3/19/2004) Read More...


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Aid to Ayatollah is Killed in Baghdad
Sheik Kamaleddin al-Ghuraifi, a senior aid to Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, was assassinated while a suicide car bomb detonated near the office of a major Shiite political party. By James Glanz and ... Read More...


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Can Iraq Be Democratic?
Discusses the possibility of a Democratic government for Iraq. By Patrick Basham. (Cato Institute 1/5/2004) Read More...


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Iraq’s central bank: in search of a raison d’être
Disccusses Iraq's finanaces. By Matt Sekerke and Steve H. Hanke. (Cato Institute 2/05) Read More...


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How to Exit Iraq
Discusses possible advantageous solutions to the problem in Iraq. By Christopher Preble. (Cato Institute 1/17/2005) Read More...


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Canceling Iraqi Debt
Discusses possible solutions for Iraq's deficits. By Patricia Adams(Cato Institute 12/25/2004) Read More...


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IA-Forum Interview: Mr. John Pike
International Affairs Forum speaks with Mr. John Pike, one of the world's leading experts on defense, space and intelligence policy, and Director of GlobalSecurity.org. By Winston Harris (IA-Forum, 6/... Read More...


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Whether This War Was Worth It
More than ever, Americans are wondering if the war in Iraq was "worth it." By Robert Kagan. (Washington Post, 6/19/2005) Read More...


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An international food fight?
Article states that calling Kim Jung Il "Mr." is only an excuse, not the real reason why North Korea suddenly wants peace talks. The real reason North Korea wants to work with the US is the US's thre... Read More...


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Fighting Blind in Iraq
The author writes the Iraqi insurgency and the American-led counterinsurgency is essentially an intelligence war, with each side needing in-depth information on the other to stage successful attacks. ... Read More...


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A New American Century?
The crises of imperial visions for America, past and present. By Zia Mian (FPIF Commentary, May 4, 2005) Read More...


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Reaping What It Sowed
Friedman writes that the spate of suicide attacks in Iraq and across the Arab world is the outgrowth of the anti-Israel suicide bomb movement, now turning against Arab masters. By Thomas L. Friedman. ... Read More...


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I may not be sure about God or the Devil, but I still believe in the United Nations
The author of the ground-breaking book on Lebanon "Pity the Nation", also award-winning Middle East correspondent for the UK's The Independent, makes the case for the UN by drawing upon recent Iraqi &... Read More...


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Power Sharing Vital to Unite Iraq
New hope has sprung in Iraq for the end of the disorder that has prevailed since Saddam Hussein's fall, writes the author. By Wu Yixue. (China Daily, 4/15/2005) Read More...


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WMD Commission Report
Presidential Commission report regarding existence of WMDs in Iraq. (White House, 3/31/2005) Read More...


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George W. Bush — the 13th Shi'a Imam
President Bush's support for Shi'ism may be unintentional, to be sure, but there is no doubt about the effects of his administration's policies in boosting Shi'ite power throughout the region. By Wil... Read More...


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Oil Market Outlook 2004-08: Oil Market Fundamentals Versus Geopolitical Developments
Text of an address delivered by Herman Franssen to the ”Iraq’s Oil and the World Market” conference sponsored by the Centre for Global Energy Studies (CGES) in Bagshot, Surrey, UK on 4-5 December, 200... Read More...


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Iraq agency 'run like Wild West'
The Coalition Provisional Authority, the US-led agency that ran Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein, has been accused of wasting millions of dollars. By Michael Buchanan (BBC News, 2/15/2005) Read More...


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No Fast Exit From Iraq
The US should not exit Iraq anytime soon, the columnist argues. America's departure could lead to chaos and civil war, which in turn would encourage anti-American causes abroad. By Fareed Zakaria. (W... Read More...


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Iraq's Shias celebrate poll success
IRAQ’S long-oppressed Shias were last night preparing for their first taste of power after the final results for the country’s elections confirmed their domination of the new government. By Colin Free... Read More...


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